OT: Car buffs, help needed

Mark Roberts mark at robertstech.com
Sat Oct 31 14:40:54 EDT 2009

John Sessoms wrote:

>From: Igor Roshchin
>> Sorry, Paul, - it might not be exactly what you a looking for, but 
>> I thought I'd share this thought.
>> This is not the cutting-edge technology, but it is something I am
>> rather impressed from the technical point of view: the stepless
>> transmission in mid-consumer-level passenger cars (e.g. Nissan Rogue,
>> Nissan Versa). 
>> I heard about their existence several years ago, and I heard
>> that some companies have been simulating gear-shifting (the jerky
>> motion) on top of it, but I didn't appreciate that they appeared
>> in mid-to-low level consumer cars.
>> They came to the market so quietly that many consumers (including
>> technically-reasonable ones) don't even know about existence of such 
>> technology.
>A competent driver doesn't produce "the jerky motion" when shifting.

Well, there's 1% of the world's drivers accounted for!

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